Zac Efron gets knee surgery after skiing accident
Zac Efron’s knee may be broken, but it seems his spirits are far from crushed.
The “Greatest Showman” actor announced his condition last Saturday, Feb. 9 on his social media accounts: “I tore my ACL shredding the gnar.”
He shared a picture of himself with a brace on his left leg while lying on a hospital bed.
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I tore my ACL shredding the gnar⛷ 😕 but all is good. I opted for surgery so I can come back stronger than ever. Thank you to Dr. Kvitne and his team at Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center. I’ll keep you updated as I heal and progress! Thanks for all the love and positivity!MORE STORIESMORE STORIES
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries are one of the most common among sports with sudden stops and changes in direction, including downhill skiing, as per the Mayo Center.
Efron assured his followers of his health: “But all is good. I opted for surgery so I can come back stronger than ever.”
He thanked the medical professionals at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles who treated him.
Recovering from broken bones is not new for the “Neighbors” star. Previously, Efron slammed his jaw on his home’s water fountain while running around his house in 2013. He had to have his jaw wired shut and lost 12 pounds from a liquid diet, he told Jimmy Kimmel in January 2014.
Just months after his slip on the fountain, he was reportedly punched by a homeless man, TMZ reported in March 2014. The actor had chucked a bottle and it smashed near a group of transients.
While two transients attacked his bodyguard, one punched him in the mouth. Niña V. Guno/JB
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